Penne With Shrimp and Spinach
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories410Total Fat10 gSaturated Fat1.5 gSodium220 mgTotal Carbohydrate47 gDietary Fiber3 gProtein32 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresPenne pasta4 ouncesOlive oil1 tablespoonMedium or large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined½ poundGarlic cloves, minced2Basil, chopped2 tablespoonsBaby spinach4 cupsGrated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoonsWater to boil pasta
  • Directions
  • Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. When pasta is done, reserve ½ cup of the water and drain the rest.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Then, turn shrimp over and add the garlic and basil. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, until shrimp is cooked through.
  • Add spinach, pasta, and reserved cooking water to the skillet and mix until spinach is just wilted.
  • Top with Parmesan cheese.

  • Exchanges
    2.5 starches; 3 very lean meats; 0.5 lean meats; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Baked Tomatoes
    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Slice 1 large tomato in half, horizontally. Place tomato halves, cut side up, in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle each half with 2 teaspoons chopped parsley, 1 teaspoon grated Parmesan cheese, a dash of salt, and a dash of pepper. Top each half with a ½ teaspoon drizzle of olive oil. Bake for about 25 minutes. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 28 calories; 4.5 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g protein; 1 g fat (0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 196 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable.

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